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Joia Monet – Off-The-Shoulder Crop Top | Vintage U.S. Navy Sailor Pants

Who said navy sailor pants couldn’t be chic?

I’ve always been the type of person to wear whatever I wanted once I found my own personal style. My mom often tells me stories of one of her late brothers who did exactly that and enthuses how I would have loved to live in his closet! Well, this past holiday season my grandparents allowed me to own a very special item that once belonged to him – a pair of his U.S. Navy Sailor pants. To be honest, I was quite skeptical of if I’d actually be able to wear them versus having them as a keepsake, only to be seen. However, after trying them on, they fit perfectly – from the just-right fit at my waste to them being the perfect length on my long legs. Oh! The wide legs are my favorite part! I’m so honored to be able to have such a special piece of him and am looking forward to styling these. Check out how I styled them for the first time with this off-the-shoulder crop top purchased from Nordstrom Rack. And as always, be creative, wear what you want, and stay true to you!

Joia Cook

Joia is a 20-something-year old with an old soul. She has a creative passion for the arts just as long as it doesn't involve public speaking!. She is a full-time, medical biller, but dancing will always be her first love. She has recently discovered another passion, expressing herself without words - personal style and fashion. She believes everyone, especially women, should confidently have the freedom to wear whatever they want while staying true to themselves.


  • I also share in the joy of you having a special piece of your Uncle Scott. He would be oh so proud!! I can see him smiling-much like yours-as you take his authentic service pants to the civilian streets in style!

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